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Sir Edward Pakenham (1778-1815), Major-General

Sitter in 3 portraits
Pakenham's great moment came at the battle of Salamanca in July 1812; his division, concealed from the over-extended French, was ordered by Wellington to attack: 'Ned,d'ye see those fellows on the hill? Throw your division into column; at them and drive them to the devil.' He did, and the victory was assured. Pakenham rendered Wellington further service as head of military police, effectively suppressing rape and pillage. He was killed in 1815, not at Waterloo, but at New Orleans in the unsuccessful war against the United States.

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Sir Edward Pakenham

by Thomas Heaphy
watercolour, 1813-1814
NPG 1914(9)


Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington KG &c &c Giving Orders to his Generals Previous to a General Action

by, published by and after Anker Smith, by Thomas Heaphy, published by Rudolph Ackermann
line and stipple engraving, published 8 August 1822
NPG D42614